Joseph Wilkes, the Entrepreneur

Discover the story of Joseph Wilkes, an early entrepreneur from the Heart of the Forest. Born in Overseal, Wilkes went on to transform Measham from a small mining village to a model settlement of the industrial revolution. For this talk members of Measham Museum will discuss his varied enterprises including coalmining, banking, tramways, textiles, Ashby Canal and his well-known Gob Bricks.

The talk is FREE to attend but capacity is limited. Please book a place by contacting or 01283 551211.

***This event is now fully booked***

Photograph of the Joseph Wilkes sundial in Measham

Event Information

Date:07 Nov 2017

Time:7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Address:YHA National Forest
48 Bath Lane
DE12 6BD
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